Sequential unilateral lung volume reduction for emphysema - Stretching the benefit

Sadie Khorramnia, Lynda Holsworth, Hugh Mestitz, Glen P. Westall, Trevor J. Williams, Julian H. Gooi, Gregory I. Snell

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Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction (BLVR) and Surgical Lung Volume Reduction (SLVR) and are two different approaches used to remodel severely emphysematous lungs to improve lung function and quality-of-life. We present a case initially referred for lung transplantation, where sequential left upper lobe BLVR and 7 years later right upper lobe SLVR, providing enduring physiological and functional improvement. The potential for sustained benefit via sequential unilateral lung volume reduction is under-appreciated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-122
Number of pages3
JournalRespiratory Medicine Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Hyperinflation
  • Lung volume reduction
  • Pulmonary emphysema

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